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Found a song I'd been looking for, for 45 years!
Hello! When I was little, my father would play a Scottish album that included Tha fadachd orm fhìn, a Rìgh. It had the sound of the beating of the wool on the table, as the women sang it. The song stuck in my head, and as a 10 year old, I made up the words, singing it as "Ta Ta Fashad Smee Ni Ree". FINALLY was able to locate the real name, and lyric, by skimming your song list, and have found Ellen MacDonald singing it, via youtube. THANK YOU so much for helping me find this! It's been in my head all these years. To add to that, I grew up thinking I was Irish and French heritage, but DNA test last years came up with 71% Scottish and Irish. Guess my DNA really connected to that song :)
Posted by Kathleen on 19 August 2019
Hi Kathleen, so pleased that you were able to find this song. I know what it's like to have a song in your head and be desperate to track it down! Some day perhaps Sgioba Luaidh will get round to recording Tha fadachd orm, to let you hear it as a waulking song!
Posted by Frances on 25 August 2019
Frances sent me this link on FB...
Thank you for sending me the Waulking song link. I live in the USA and hope to get over to my hame one day. We have a twinned city here to Stornoway called Pendleton that is in the state of Soit Carolina, where I stay. Cheers!
Posted by Henrietta Blair on 21 February 2017
Auchindrain experience
The Auchindrain township was fascinating and evocative but it was brought to life by you ladies. Hearing about spinning, weaving, the tweed and then the waulking was so interesting. The pièce de résistance was the singing and the demonstration. Being able to join in was just magical. Truly memorable. Thank you. Maybe get you down to Essex yet! You made our holiday!
Posted by Graeme Bruce on 28 May 2016
Auchindrain today
Most enjoyable half hour spent chatting with you all and listening to your sngs. Informative and fun. The Dumbarton 2
Posted by Brian on 27 June 2015
Glad you enjoyed your visit. It was a pleasure to meet you, and we hope you will come back to Auchindrain and lend a hand on 26 July when we'll be waulking a new tweed.
Posted by Frances on 27 June 2015
Strathlachlan Community Festival & Clan Lachlan Gathering
Thank you Frances and all the ladies for coming to Castle Lachlan to sing at our wee festival. You all were great and you stayed all day - much to the delight of everyone!
Posted by Marty Makin (nee Maclachlan) on 07 July 2014
We had a brilliant day, Marty. Thanks for looking after us so well. We all agree that MacLachlans are lovely people!
Posted by Frances on 07 July 2014
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